Form 3949) Volunteers at Your School/Department Need some help with form W-9 for your department? Volunteers with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program can help you understand what form W-9 is all about and help you fill out the form for your department. Form W9 Forms for all of us If you work for the City of Long Beach, there is a W-9 form for you. Long Beach is the first city in California to offer this form online. You must know what form it is for in your city and fill it out at your local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. W9 Form — Financial Management A Form W9 (Non-U.S. Individual or Sole Proprietor) is a tax form filed with the Internal Revenue Service. Forms W9 form are used to help prepare your income tax return for US citizens living in the United States and for foreign individuals who are residing in Long Beach County. Long Beach and other tax-dependent areas require that individuals/partners filing Forms W9, or foreign individuals living in the United States filing Forms W9, provide their identification number (known as an Individual taxpayer identification number or ITIN) and either a non U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien Social Security number. Please be aware that the IRS has recently eliminated the need for you to have an individual taxpayer identification number to fill out your tax return and that, by filing Form W9 (the 'Form W-8' for those living in the US and paying taxes to the U.S.), you are not required to provide your Social Security number. For more information regarding the new requirements, see this article by the Internal Revenue Service : For U.S. taxpayers residing in California. The IRS encourages you to file Form W9 if you have income or assets that you expect to be subject to U.S. tax. Also check out, here's a link to an IRS website that offers other information related to IRS Form W9. VITA is the local provider The City of Long Beach VITA (City Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides free or low cost assistance for individuals, as well as couples or individuals living in the City of Long Beach at any age and for various types of help. VITA has helped more than 6,500 individuals and families in 2023 under a partnership arrangement with Long Beach Housing.